- hugin Panorama
Hugin is the most complete open source photo stitcher for panoramic pictures and HDR images. In its latest version it includes a set of the leading open source components for image manipulations, such as autopano-sift or enblend/enfuse.
- DxO Optics Pro
DxO Labs created an impressive image and RAW processor with a rich feature set that achieves amazing results even in auto mode. Their support team is very responsive and they issue regular updates. Too bad it does not support DNG.
Bibble Labs offer a popular RAW processing and workflow software called "Bibble". Their system specs are pretty outdated - they do not list Vista or Leopard, nor a lot of camera models issued last year (2008), and their RAW support is poor. There is no release history available, so it is difficult to tell where they are at (last update seems to be from July 2008). All-new Bibble 5 has been announced a full year ago but is not yet available.
LightCraft's LightZone is among the more notable image and RAW processing applications (supports DNG!). However, as of May 2009 they do not seem to have issued any updates since early 2008 and are unresponsive to requests.
Uwe Steinmueller's website covers many areas of digital photography workflows with a focus on RAW processing.
- Jeffrey Friedl's Lightroom Goodies
Jeffrey Friedl offers a collection of useful plugins, extensions and configuration options for Adobe Lightroom.
- Digital Photography Review
In-depth reviews about new photographic equipment, bodies and lenses.
- Phil Harvey's ExifTool
This is the Swiss army knife when it comes to metadata modifications (EXIF, IPTC, XMP etc.). In fact it sits at the core of many other applications for that purpose, but takes some command line knowledge to work.
- Adobe - Lightroom Exchange
Plugin and template exchange for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
- The Turning Gate
Comprehensive collection of Adobe Lightroom web gallery templates.
- Yuri Arcurs
Blog of one of the most successful microstock photographers, Yuri Arcurs. Offers valuable in-depth information, tools, tips and tricks about selling photos online.
- Scott Haefner Aerials
Scott's website is all about aerial and panoramic photography, with specialisation in kite aerial photography. Very well written how-tos include detailled descriptions of technology and workflows.
- Alexandre Duret-Lutz on Flickr
A fascinating series of spherical panoramas by the French photographer Alexandre Duret-Lutz.
- NASA Images
Library of NASA images, including high resolution images from Hubble and Spitzer telescopes.
- Freeverse Apps: Think
"Think" lets the user focus on one active application by casting a backdrop over the rest (a little like Lightbox pop-ups). Very intuitive to use and very useful for concentrating on one particular task without having to hide all other apps.
- MagiCal Menu Bar Calendar
Excellent addition to OS X menu bar with a clean but stylish interface. In my opinion, the best freeware calendar to complement Apple's system time without cluttering the menu bar. I recommend setting system time display to hh:mm and putting MagiCal right next to it with the current date. If you want iCal integration, though, you would have to opt for a commercial app like the fabulous MenuCalendarClock from Objectpark Software.
- Jing Screencapture
Jing is a tool to record screen videos and make screenshots with annotations. Offers instant publication via Screencast.com. Very intuitive to use, tidy interface but with all the right features, even in its free version.
- Growl Notifier
Growl lets Mac OS X applications unintrusively tell you when things happen.
TrailRunner Training & Route Planner is the most comprehensive application for handling map-based training diaries and routes, addressing both athletes and tourists with a uniquely integrated client interface. However, it is a good idea to look at the tutorials first, as the internal logic is not always self-explanatory.
- 3D Live Map - Latitude, Longitude & Altitude
Interactive full-screen map that shows geographic coordinates (latitude, longitude) and elevation (altitude) for any location. Purpose is support for geotagging and general map usage. Provided as a free service from studio.messlinger.com; based on Google Maps and Geonames.org.
German provider of geodata and geo information services. Free download of OpenStreetMap maps for Garmin handsets (http://www.raumbezug.eu/ag/internet/osmGarmin.htm).
- Maperture Plug-In by Übermind
Übermind’s Maperture Plugin for Apple Aperture offers an intuitive way to geotag images from inside Aperture.
Geotagging application for MacOS with an intuitive interface and workflow. Rated as getoagging reference at http://studio.messlinger.com
- Map Comparison
Online map comparison for Google, Yahoo and OpenStreetMap by Sautter.com. Shows map overlays with adjustable transparency.
Offers a comprehensive set of functions to gather geo information (longitude, latitude, altitude, time zones and much more). Useful as a copy & paste source for your geotagging application.
Service with intuitive interface for geotagging, geocoding, creation of geo-metatags and kml files. Unfortunately, it does not support altitude values (yet?).
A smart way to browse and locate Flickr images on a large map of the world. Filter photos by selecting a city, a specific tag or searching for your buddy's user name.
- WordPress Plugin "XML Google Maps"
An all-in-one solution by Patrick Matusz to embed Google Maps services into WordPress blogs, such as geotagged image collections (KML/KMZ).